Senator David Perdue: Getting Close Is Not Good Enough

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) speaks on the Senate floor to encourage his colleagues to pick up the work pace in order to fund the government before the end of the fiscal year, September 30: 

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What It’s Really About: “This was never about staying here in August. It was only about two things. It was about trying to use every day to get as many nominees confirmed as we could, and to fund the government by the end of the fiscal year.” 

Not Good Enough: “Getting close is not good enough. In the real world, if you don’t get the whole job done, you don’t get to compete, and when you don’t compete, you don’t survive.” 

Working Mondays And Fridays: “We have several opportunities. Right now, we’ve got 12 working days the way the Senate normally works, but if we work and vote on Mondays and Fridays, we pick up another 15 days. That’s 27 working days—now we have a better fighting chance.”

Getting The Job Done: “It is an honor and privilege to be in the United States Senate, but this is an even bigger honor when we get our job done."


Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.